F1: Button wants to press on
JENSON BUTTON wants McLaren to bring their race day dominance into qualifying after the reigning world champion claimed his second win of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday.
The 30-year-old made the correct tyre choice after showers began to fall at the start of the race, opting to stay on slicks while his key rivals took to the pits to make an early switch to intermediates.
Button then went on to climb from fifth on the grid to first and lead home a McLaren one-two finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton, while the victory moved him to the top of the drivers' championship with 60 points, ten ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes. While both Button and Hamilton have displayed their undoubted ability during the race, Red Bull still have a handle on qualifying with Sebastian Vettel having secured three poles this season to Mark Webber's one.
"Red Bull have been very quick all year, like they were last year at the start of the season, but we're leading the championship at the moment which is a great position to be in," said Button.
"There's still a lot of work to do to find some pace. It's great to get these results when maybe we haven't quite got the legs on the Red Bulls.
"So these points mean a lot to us and hopefully when we get to Barcelona we will be there fighting with the Red Bulls in qualifying and the race."
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